860's 10" Vivien de Saint Martin FRENCH ANTIQUE TERRESTRIAL GLOBE MAPPEMONDE
This 10 inches French globe was published by Hachette by Vivien de Saint Martin a renowned geographer of the early 19th.Congo is not yet named free state of Congo ( 1877) and is mostly unexplored ( see picture), the river Congo is still not fully mapped , mention of the Nyam Nyams tribe ,Pesth instead of Budapest and omission of the polar island of Frantz Joseph land in the North pole sea (1872), Alaska is present ( 1867), the Suez canal is not mentioned ( 1869) . Overall all of the countries are easy to read and to discern. The printing is really nice and well done , this type of globe belongs to the tradition of globe making of the 19th century . Twelve spindles of lithographed paper. Indication of sea currents. Blackened wooden base. Napoleon III period.
Size: globe D. 10 inches , H.17, good condition